Presentation Description / Session Abstract: This talk will examine the latest data on metabolic and genetic risk factors for calcium oxalate stones, with a focus on dogs. It will teach how to recognize underlying disturbances and apply the information to the monitoring and preventative care plan for an individual patient.
Upon completion, participants will be able to describe metabolic derangements underlying calcium oxalate urolithiasis in dogs, including alterations in bone turnover, vitamin D metabolism, and urinary metabolite excretion.
Upon completion, participants will be able to define newly discovered genetic factors that impact risk for calcium oxalate urolithiasis, including Hereditary Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis, Type 1.
Upon completion, participants will be able to create individual management plans for dogs with calcium oxalate urolithiasis.